The Hugo Nomination Problem or, I Am a Bad Reader 18

[ETA 5/3/15: It seems I was unclear that by a recommended reading list, I mean a large list with things added throughout the year that I can then winnow down myself. Not a short slate of nominees sized specifically to fill or partially fill categories. I have updated the post to reflect my position more accurately.] I’ve been meaning ...

The United States of Rachael Does Not Negotiate With Terrorists 6

So this year’s Hugos is basically the same story as last year, but more so. Apparently we have not only the Sad Puppies, we have Rapid Puppies courtesy of that corpulent pustule on the anus of humanity, Vox Day. And I’ve heard mentions of Gamergate? Haven’t been able to easily locate the truth, don’t actually ...

[Worldcon] YA Hugo and Worldcon Membership committees 4

Hey guys, I made the last half an hour of the WSFS Sunday business meeting. There was some site selection stuff for bids 2016+, if you’re interested in that check my Twitter right now before I get all tweet happy and run the tweets I did about that off the page. I wasn’t intending to ...

[Worldcon] Main WSFS Business Meeting Liveblog 7

PLEASE NOTE: My profound apologies in advance to anyone whose name I missed or misspelled. If you stumble across this blog and would like me to correct it, please just comment! People are still filing in and dealing with the sign up sheet, so it’ll be a few more minutes before we get started. I’ll ...

[Worldcon] WSFS Preliminary Meeting: Motions, motions everywhere. 4

1011: Meeting called to order, committee is introduced, ground rules noted. 1014: Going over the agenda for the preliminary business meeting. There are no constitutional amendments up for ratification this year. 1016: No objections to following agenda as stated. 1017: The YA Hugo has been withdrawn. Unanimous consent asked to withdraw that motion. Objection–the YA ...

[Worldcon] The WSFS Business Meeting: How the F*** Does It Work? 1

Normally I don’t bother putting my notes online until after the convention because I’d rather be going to more panels and taking more notes, but I wanted to put this up immediately because I consider it important and there weren’t a whole lot of people at the panel. And while I’m sure a lot of vets ...